I’ve Been Thinking of Love.

November 11, 2017

"But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed... Read more

Icarus Aloft

December 10, 2016

Upon watching this video, I wrote to someone I love: "This is a smart video, a caring video, not a vindictive one. This is about taking a very bad thing and finding a way to find good - seek good. "In some modest way, it's also a... Read more

Adhering

February 7, 2016

It's important to pay attention: the light, what's in the frame, the cropping. How it all wants to go, that's all that really matters. Adhering to what must be. ***** When the world no longer makes sense, how do you make sense of it?  (Elisif died. What... Read more

The Salem Witch Trial

July 17, 2015

In the most recent season of HBO's comedy Veep, there is a scene in which a Vice-Presidential candidate, reflecting on the nature of mental illness, expresses sympathy for the family of a mass killer during a press conference. His handlers backstage are apoplectic: in opening this vein of compassion... Read more

Sin

May 5, 2015

As Baltimore explodes, crying alone in my car, I recall Thanksgiving 2012. ***** unsignificantly/ off the coast/ there was a splash quite unnoticed/ this was/ Icarus drowning So ends William Carlos Williams’ poem, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, inspired by Pieter Brueghel’s painting of the same name. (When... Read more

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